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Miya Family History

Miya Name Meaning

Japanese: the name could mean ‘three arrows’, ‘three valleys’ or ‘shrine’, the latter being the most common. Some occurrences in America are the result of shortening longer names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mita, Mira, Niwa, Noya, Miki, Mir, Mika, Maya, Mina, Fina

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Where is the Miya family from?

You can see how Miya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miya family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Miya families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Miya families living in Utah. This was about 22% of all the recorded Miya's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Miya families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Miya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Miya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Miya. 45% of Miya men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Miya women worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Farm Hand
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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What Miya family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 509 census records available for the last name Miya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miya census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 664 immigration records available for the last name Miya. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 98 military records available for the last name Miya. For the veterans among your Miya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miya lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Miya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Miya in 1962 was 74, and 50 in 2004.

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